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druids temple by cannibalmoth druids temple by cannibalmoth
druids temple, a very impressive stone circle 2 miles out of masham in north yorkshire. the temple is known as the stone henge of yorkshire, but where stone henge is a true circle made between 3000bc and 2000 bc the druids temple is a folly. most sources say it was built in 1820's but on the guide from the tourist info it says 1700's. i did not want to beleave it was a folly but the evidance was their... one of the smaller stone stacks had fallen over and you could see the steel pegs that had been concreated into the stone to hold them in place... but still an amazing little place :)
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Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Although it is a folly, it is a beautiful place to visit and some of the views over the local countryside are stunning. I camped there once....didn't know you weren't supposed to, but the landowner let us off as we were obviously respecting the site :D
There is the possibility that it was built for the 18th and 19th centuries there was an upsurge in 'native traditions' including Druidry and Witchcraft, which led to the formation of the modern orders of Druids and Wicca.
With the right group of people it can be a magical place ;)
cannibalmoth Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it is a beautiful place, i did not get much chance to explore but i am planning on going again this year so will do it properly this time.
i was lead to beleave it was built as art work but built for use seems to make more sense, espeially with the growing popularity of pagan beliefs around the time as you said.
I went up their with a few friends whose idea of a holiday is more pub based... i did manage to get them on a short walk but next time i go im going with some like minded people and im planning on taking in the whole area.
a nice place to sit relax, medatate and just enjoy nature. :)
Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
I would advise getting permission from the landowner if you want to camp...he is Marquis something or other, so not someone to upset :(
cannibalmoth Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
if i could do that it would be good, i always prefer to camp in a nice spot.... last time i was their i stayed at the black swan? not a big fan of camp sites, its not camping to me... i usually just pitch my tent where ever i please, wrong i know... dont want to annoy a Marquis so best get permission... or just stay at the pub in town, the black hoarse, very nice people in their :)
Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
hehehe I know what you mean about camp sites...... health and safety gone mad these days, I don't know any site that will allow a fire that is not a BBQ, it is are you supposed to teach your kids how to toast marshmallows, or be safe around fire!!! the mind boggles at the stupidity of it all.... oops /rant
cannibalmoth Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol :giggle:
dont worry, i rant about the same things all the time. :)
just been trying to arrange camping at the lake district for the summer and the amount of rules.... takes all the fun out of it, gunna have to go travel lodge instead at this rate :(
Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'll ask around.....see if I know anyone close enough to be convenient for camping ;) Is it just to visit Castlerigg or do you have other plans?
cannibalmoth Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thanx :thanks:
usually to the circle for abit and a stroll around keswick and the surrounding area... or a drive down to a lake or waterfall... but the friends im going with have decided they dont want to camp... havent been able to get them to camp since ilkley moor 2 years ago, they talked me into a b & b, i would prefere to camp but its not just my trip its theirs aswell so... compramise.
thank you though, very kind of you :tighthug:
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this piece has been moved to our "featured" folder mate-great catch. needs more showcasing.
cannibalmoth Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :) :teamwork:
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